Parsons DESIS Lab presents
Public & Collaborative NYC
Edgar Cahn, David A. Clarke School of Law
Rick McGahey, The New School for Public Engagement
Michele Kahane, The New School for Public Engagement
Why do public services get increasingly expensive yet often decreasingly effective? Boyle explores how the ideas of co-production, developed in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s, have been brought into the debate in Britain. He explains what happened when the National Health Service began using these processes, and looks to the future – and whether co-production might provide a clue to the Holy Grail of welfare reform: services that are able to reach upstream and tackle causes, rather than just waiting to deal with symptoms. Boyle is a fellow at the New Economics Foundation, the pioneering think-tank in London, and has been at the heart of the effort to develop co-production in Britain as a critical element of public service reform.
The Lecture series organized by Eduardo Staszowski and Ezio Manzini, the founder of the DESIS Network, who is serving as a visiting professor at Parsons this spring is part of two larger initiatives of the Parsons Desis Lab — a local partnership with the Public Policy Lab (PPL), a New York City nonprofit dedicated to improving the delivery of public services, and The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) to explore ways to facilitate the involvement of community residents in the development of housing-related services in neighborhoods with significant public and private sector investment leveraged by HPD; and Public & Collaborative, a global effort of the DESIS Network in which more than a dozen academic design labs will explore how to enhance the connections between citizens and public services.
Time: 6pm on Tuesday, April 10th
Location: Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Time: Tuesday, April 24, 6–8 pm
Lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, visit nyc.pubcollab.org.